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At Redbrik, we know a thing or two about not only buying to let but how to get the most out of your property investment. If you're thinking about buying to rent or are interested in letting properties in Sheffield and Chesterfield in the future, read our guide below.
 
1. Consider using a buy-to-let mortgage
If you want to invest but don't have enough funds to purchase a property outright, there are plenty of buy-to-let mortgage options that can put you on the path to a successful property portfolio. In this case, mortgage lenders will review the potential rental income of the investment property as your primary source of income, with your salary often being taken into account as secondary. In this process, your rental yield must meet at least 25% more than the monthly mortgage repayments, which would need to be demonstrated when applying for your buy-to-let mortgage. 
 
If you're a first-time Landlord, a buy-to-let mortgage might be your key to starting your property portfolio. Our friendly Lettings team are on hand to offer knowledgeable and practical advice to help you on your way to property investing.
 
2. Find the right property
Consider the type of property and the right location for you, making sure you do plenty of research to gauge the kind of tenant you might want to live there. Access to local amenities and transport links is a great starting point. You might also want to consider school catchment areas for families looking to rent or proximity to the city centre for student properties. 
 
3. Selecting the right tenant
At Redbrik, we appreciate how significant your investment is and understand the trials and tribulations of accepting a prospective tenant for your hard-earned investment property. That's why we take extra care when matching a tenant to your property with an already established database of applicants.
 
4. Investing for capital growth
You might be looking for an investment that increases in value over a medium or long-term period. As house prices are increasing, this is an excellent opportunity if the costs of the property are high, as you can be sure to make your investment back and more when you decide to sell in the future.
 
5. Investing for rental yield
If you're investing for rental yield, you will be relying on the rental return from tenants more so than the value of the property itself, for example, renting a student house where you're likely to attain a steady flow of income each month.
 
6. Accidental Landlord
If you've found yourself with a property on your hands that you just don't know what to do with, choosing to let it out might be a good solution in the interim between deciding what next steps you want to take long term. If you're struggling to sell your property, or you've inherited a property in Chesterfield or Sheffield, letting might be a good choice and our expert team are always on hand. 

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Jordan Peake

Jordan Peake

Rory and Georgina have been nothing but polite, friendly and helpful when finding a property to rent, from the day we put interest in on our new home to the day we moved in, it took 3 weeks, everything went smoothly and to plan. We couldn’t be happier with our new home, if you’re looking to rent in chesterfield don’t waste your time with other letting agencies, Redbrik don’t discriminate against age, they just want you happy and safe in your new home! Thank you to both of you for making our renting experience so nice and easy! Definitely more than a 5* experience.

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Dean Whittingslow

Dean Whittingslow

Great service start to finish. Wasn't a straight forward sale, and the whole team were helpful throughout. Would recommend 100%.

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